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Travel Blogs from Kruger National Park
... on a log and rolling in the grass. It turns out cheetahs are one of the rarest animals in the park and so we were very lucky… and off to a great start. We then started the bush walk with 2 armed guides. We were pleased to see they had riffles, rather than just sticks and stones like the guide in Nepal! Our luck continued as we walked by zebras, impalas, kudus, buffaloes, ...
... water hole, we spotted the buffalo who were on the opposite side to the water. Our guide backed up so they could cross, and one poked its head out, scouting the area. Unhappy it retreated and another one took its place. This one didn't wimp out and took the first few steps onto the road keeping an eye on us. Slowly, very slowly, buffalo after buffalo after buffalo crossed the road until about 100 were by or in the water. This was good in itself, a sighting of this many ...
... to go "bushy-bushy" once we were inside the park. I hop off, and then just hear an audible thump behind me. I didn't even look back because I just figured someone had dropped their water or something, but the Aussie (Blake) in front of me, turned and just gasped. Not good. I turn around and one of the older (60+) Canadian women had missed the last step and landed straight on her side, but head first. We scrambled over to her, picked her up, and ...
... but when we finally did we were greeted with a hyena feasting on a kudu that had died the previous day. Even though the kudu still had plenty of meat left on him, the hyena was loudly crunching away at some of the bones, easily snapping them with his powerful jaws.
With that it was time to leave the wilderness behind and head back to the city. After a three hour drive and a three hour flight, we landed in Capetown ready for the next leg in our trip.
... some bat boxes and bats were flying around that night. We also heard hyenas several times throughout the night. This too like Skukuza is very popular camp for weekenders at it near to one of the main entrance gates and not too far from Nelspruit and other South African towns.
This was our last stop in Kruger National Park. We had really enjoyed our stay here, had seen animals/birds we didn’t see last year. ...
Other places to stay in Kruger National Park
R40, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Private Game Reserve | 4 star hotelfrom $469
Kruger National Park, Nelspruit, 1350, Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $48
Imbali Concession, Kruger Park, Skukuza, 1350, Kruger National Park | 4 star hotelfrom $512
Kruger National Park | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Kruger National Park, P. O. Box 88, Skukuza 1350, Kruger National Park | Hotelfrom $818